EXCLUSIVE: “My daughter is dead, someone has to pay for it,” Omari Hardwick’s mourning Ghost declares in this first look at Season 5 of Power. “We’ll all feel better once this is over,” coldly adds recently reunited ally Kanan Starks, played by executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson in the Starz drama.
In typical Power fashion, but higher octane than ever after last season’s devastating death, the fifth season that debuts July 1 is stuffed with bagfuls of money, guns, body bags, betrayal, regret, and perhaps, above all, vengeance, as you can see in the video above.
“This season of Power is defined by grief, revenge, family, and faith,” creator Courtney Kemp said the New York City-set series starring Hardwick, Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Lela Loren and Joseph Sikora, along with Jerry Ferrara and Sung Kang. “As a writers room, we really looked at each character through the idea of ‘legend vs. legacy’, examining the difference between the stories we tell about ourselves and the stories we leave behind,” the EP told me. “As loyalties shift and relationships are redefined, we hope the audience discovers a darker, more intimate, more intense season than any before.”
Already intense as the most-watched series on the premium cabler, Power has also proved a draw on the Starz app, among the reasons why the Chris Albrecht-run Starz renewed the series for a sixth season back in March. Expected to hit the small screen in mid-2019, the Season 6 opener will be directed by EP Jackson. The now Lionsgate-owned Starz gave Power a fourth- and fifth-season renewal in 2016.
Power is produced by Jackson’s G-Unit Films and Television, Atmosphere Entertainment MM, Kemp’s End of Episode and CBS TV Studios.
Check out the trailer above.